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Tying the knot: married and engaged students on campus

Tying the knot: married and engaged students on campus

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

6 days ago


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

When an undergraduate Public Communication major joined Chi Alpha, an on-campus Christian fellowship, she didn’t expect to meet her husband. The average marriage age for women in the U.S is 27 years old and for men is 29, according to the November 2018 U.S. Census. That statistic doesn’t stop some s...

How to spend Valentine’s Day in Burlington

How to spend Valentine’s Day in Burlington

Culture Staff

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Love is in the air. Burlington might not be known as the city of love, but despite the cold and the snow, it can still be the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether you are with your partner or with your friends, you can enjoy your time together without breaking the bank. After your l...

Students seek mental health help in winter months

Students seek mental health help in winter months

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Vermont’s dark winters, with their bluster and shadow, leave many studetns struggling with their mental health. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs in nine percent of New England’s population, according to a 2015 study by the National Institute of Health. D...

Students celebrate religion through song

Students celebrate religion through song

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

In the center of the room, an individual raises their voice and begins to sing. Eventually, all members are singing, eyes closed, drumming on the desk and creating a song that overtakes the room.  The Niggun Collective Club,  started by sophomore Navah Fried and senior Alec Collins, is a gathering o...

Improv performance shows off humor and creativity

Improv performance shows off humor and creativity

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Standing in front of an audience and confronting the expectation to be funny on the fly are challenges improv actors must confront each performance. Name Pending, UVM’s first and only improv troupe, performed Jan. 22 as part of the University’s Winter Week of Welcome. At a Name Pending improv show, a group o...

Rail Jam transforms Davis Center green

Rail Jam transforms Davis Center green

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Hundreds of UVM students braved the Burlington cold to check out the local skiing and snowboarding talent on display at this year’s Winter Rail Jam. The event, organized by UVM Ski and Snowboard Club in conjunction with Jay Peak Parks and UVM Program Board, kicked off 7 p.m. Jan. 25  outside of th...

The “sexile:” a six-step guide to getting your room back

The “sexile:” a six-step guide to getting your room back

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

In a poll of 88 UVM sophomores, 45 percent of them stated they had asked their roommate to leave the room so that they could have sex. On the other hand, 72 percent answered that they themselves had been sexiled. Emma Pinezich Thirty-three percent of these students said they’d been sexiled overnigh...

We need to discuss abusive relationships

We need to discuss abusive relationships

Anonymous, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

As a campus, we’ve opened up a dialogue around more sensitive topics like rape culture. Students aren’t afraid to address hard-hitting issues around sex and relationships. However, there is an astonishing lack of dialogue around the reality of abusive relationships. Valentina Czochanski Domestic v...

Peer discussions promote positive sex

Peer discussions promote positive sex

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Disco music played over speakers as colorful lights spun around the room, an appropriate setting for a party rather than a sex ed group.  Stephan Toljan The Good Stuff is a peer-led group focused on educating students about sex through conversation and discussion. The group was started when senior Ja...

Students bake Challah bread to aid in hunger relief

Students bake Challah bread to aid in hunger relief

Amelia Dodds, Staff Writer

November 18, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture

A small group of UVM students convenes in the kitchen of Hillel every Monday after dark. The oven light blinks, signifying go, and they start to knead, braid and bake. These students are a part of UVM’s Challah for Hunger, an organization founded in 2013. They raise money to provide hunger relie...

Shared space for women in business

Shared space for women in business

Marco Cepeda, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Currently statistics show that of all UVM students who study at the Grossman School of Business, about two-thirds are men and only about one-third are women. A 2-year-old club called Women in Business (WIB) is trying to change this and get more women to pursue math and science careers.    Wo...

Rail Jam shreds into its 10th year

Rail Jam shreds into its 10th year

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

“Mo Bamba” was playing in the background as skiers and snowboarders alike came down the miniature trick park set up on Trinity campus. Dawn of the Shred X: the Human SENDipiede rail jam, hosted by the UVM Ski and Snowboard Club, took place Oct. 25.  There were 44 hours filled with sho...

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